Running from July 10th to 4th September is the new Waterfront Arts Project exhibition entitled ‘Beyond the Obvious‘. If you are anywhere near southport you really should take a look at this amazing and diverse exhibition of vastly above average local talent. You’ll find it in a unit towards the back of the Ramada hotel.  There is a large walkway between the hotel and the Casino/ Genting Club.  Both are located on the promenade and if you are using a satnav then the postcode is PR9 0DZ .  Their Facebook page is here.

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JOHN DOYLE –   PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS  IN WATERCOLOUR INSPIRED BY HIS TRAVELS IN RUSSIA,  FRANCE, ITALY AND HIS HOME COUNTY OF KENT

 EXHIBITION AT THE OSBORNE STUDIO GALLERY FROM 20TH SEPTEMBER TO 1ST OCTOBER  www.osg.uk.com

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John Doyle (born 1928) paints almost every day, he takes his brushes and palette into the open air.  He is ‘inspired by light, atmosphere, noble churches, ancient bridges, and winding mediaeval streets.’   When not travelling to discover new insights into his favourite cities of Venice and St Petersburg he ventures into the English countryside near his home.   His great friend John Ward, a portrait painter commissioned by grandees galore,  a favourite of the Royal Family, set him in front of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice one day, and left him alone.  Only instruction was ‘to start at the top, and work downwards.’  He sold three pictures to the Royal Academy on his return, he ‘could do it.’  Eventually John Doyle became President of the Royal Watercolour Society, from 1996-2000.   His principal London gallery was for many years, the prestigious Anthony Spink in St James’s.   His landscapes express a romantic vision, he declares himself indebted to John Ward for a legacy of ‘light, sunshine, beauty and loveliness.’

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

A natural extension of the 18 year success of the award-winning Spectrum art annual. As an international melting pot of talent, Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art has come to symbolize the vibrancy, diversity, and overall excellence of the creative community.  Guests include Brom, Ian McCaig and Mike Mignola.  To learn more click here.

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See Blog for Ed Org show details